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Shop WVU Press book sale to maximize summer reading list

Summer Book Sale

From Juneteenth and West Virginia Day to Pride Month, summer is about celebration. And as we celebrate America's birthday this month, the Press will offer 20% off all books and e-books throughout July at

The following are three suggestions to get you started:

If you’re interested in beach fiction, check out “Slime Line” by Jake Maynard which takes you to an Alaskan salmon processing plant where antihero Garrett Deaver strives to create a new identity as a model employee at Klak Fancy Salmon LLC — if his past life doesn't catch up with him.

“Roxy and Coco,” written about in a spring New York Times Book Review, finds two glamorous harpies — mythical bird women — attempting to outrun extinction and Interpol while fixing the planet by protecting children from their abusers. The climactic scene finds Roxy and Coco at a gala of egg fanciers as chaos ensues. 

If fiction isn't your thing but you still want to keep it light, try “Utter, Earth: Advice on Living in a More-than-Human World” by Isaac Yuen. Written in an advice column format, these short literary essays sparkle with wonder and appreciation. Back matter includes brief entries on every living thing mentioned in the text such as a fairy penguin that “poops out glitter made from the silver scales of fish it eats. Nature, so magical.”

And don’t forget that leaving your print book in the sand while you take a quick dip in the ocean won’t cause it to overheat and die. Like some other reading devices. 

Explore for more possibilities. Use code SUMMER24 to claim your discount all month long.